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3M Senior Application Engineer in Maplewood, Minnesota

Job Description:

Global Application Engineer, driving new applications and working with large key accounts in the exciting Personal Care business unit in the Closure & Masking Systems Division.

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn’t exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it’s important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking.” – John Banovetz, senior vice president and chief technology officer at 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Global Senior Application Engineer, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Working with key account business leaders and personal hygiene manufacturers (baby diapers, adult incontinence products, and feminine hygiene pads), driving spec-in of micro-replicated hook, non-woven articles, and elastics applications

  • Providing product and equipment application support and training to customers, including in-person visits and e-media development

  • Interacting directly with global key accounts to foster trust and credibility, maintain existing applications, identify paint points resulting in new applications, and to troubleshoot equipment

  • Leading the way on application development including responsibilities for ideation, competitive landscape, documentation, feasibility analysis, and validation through testing and field trials

  • Collaborating with and guiding global teams to ensure the success of application implementation, including marketing, external industry partners, and customers

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Three (3) years of experience providing technical support to customers in a technical sales and/or application engineering role in a private, public, government, or military environment

  • Three (3) years of experience in the Personal Hygiene industry

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Textile Engineering or related discipline from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in the Personal Hygiene market

  • Experience with Personal Hygiene manufacturing equipment (diaper manufacturing)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong collaboration skills

  • Experience working on a cross functional and global team

  • Microsoft Office proficient, Minitab a plus

  • Experience in new product development and product/process validation during scale up

  • Ability and willingness to effectively document technical work and present results to internal colleagues and external customers

Travel: May include up to 25%, both domestic and international

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.

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Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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